Details for The Wright-Vaughan House (Atlas Number 5159009852)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5159009852


Marker Number 9852
Atlas Number 5159009852
Marker Title The Wright-Vaughan House
Index Entry Wright-Vaughan House, The
Address 311 East Main Street
City Mt. Vernon
County Franklin
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 293148
UTM Northing 3674414
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; medical topics and health professionals
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Residence of Mt. Vernon's first physician, William C. Wright (1820-1890), a North Carolinian who married Mary Rutherford in Tennessee and moved here in 1850. About 1870, Dr. Wright built this house, making earlier home into hospital. (It was so used until 1945.) Dr. and Mrs. Wright gave (1889) this house to youngest daughter, Jennie (Mrs. Charles) Vaughan, whose daughter Jessie lived here until 1971. Bought 1972 and restored by Ruth Elliott Monden. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974